First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking a Latte with Coconut Milk and a drizzle of caramel and chocolate:) What would you order?
Well, if it’s Fall…a pumpkin spice latte. Otherwise I just drink Americanos with a little bit of cream.
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today.
Congratulations on your RITA nomination in the Contemporary Romance: Long category for Brokedown Cowboy. Super exciting and what an honor. Where were you when you got the call?
I was home. We get the calls very early in the day, so it was just after 8 in the morning. I had gone into my office with a fresh cup and then the phone rang. My coffee ended up getting cold. 🙂
For those who are not familiar with your work can you tell us a little bit your books and series. You write about cowboys, bikers, billionaires, royalty, and so much more. Can we expect any more releases from your current series?
I have three full length books in the Copper Ridge series this year, plus two that will be released in the Harlequin Desire line. As for the future, there will be at least six more books in the series released over the next couple of years.
Any future standalone reads?
My Harlequin Presents (where my billionaire and royals hang out!) tend to be standalone, more or less. And I have two really fun ones coming this summer. One with a hero who has amnesia (Carides’s Forgotten Wife) out in August and that was SUPER FUN to write.
A quick little plug – readers should run to Amazon right now, Brokedown Cowboy (Copper Ridge Book 2) is $0.99 on Amazon. Readers, this is a perfectly priced book to start your collection or add to it! 🙂
I’ve had the chance to read a few of the Deacons of Bourbon Street. How did you research for this series and did you collaborate with the other authors in this series before you began to plot? Have you ever had a ride on a motorcycle? I did once, a Harley Davidson and it was a thrilling experience.
I am…way too much of a chicken to get on a motorcycle. But the series came out of a trip to New Orleans for RT a couple of years ago with Megan Crane and Rachael Johns. Jackie Ashenden wasn’t there, but when we got that series idea we knew we needed her, because her heroes are just so perfect for that setting. We all ended up plotting over Skype during a few different sessions, and traded what we were working on around.
Where do you draw your inspiration? Do you get to travel to any fun places in the name of research?
I do a lot with google. But I’ve been inspired to write a lot of places after going there. Recently I wrote a Presents with a scene in Musee d’Orsay in Paris, which I would never have thought to do if I hadn’t had the chance to go. I also spent a few days on the Oregon Coast while working on Bad News Cowboy, but that’s an area I’m familiar with so I went mostly to get the vibe.
Can you tell us when and where you will be in the upcoming months?
In May I’ll be at BEA and Bookcon, signing Tough Luck Hero and Take Me, Cowboy. And then in July I’ll be in San Diego for the Romance Writers of America.
***** 8 Tantalizing Tidbits ****
1. What is a must read book and why?
Edge of Obsession by Megan Crane. I would never normally read dystopian. But her world is fantastic, the heroes are hot (Post apocalyptic vikings anyone??) and the story is epic.
2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown?
I think if you come to Oregon you have to check out Bandon by the Sea and old town. It’s a lot like I picture Copper Ridge.
3. Castles or Beaches?
Beaches for sure.
4. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you?
I have played many instruments in my day. Piano, flute, tin whistle, trumpet and violin.
5. Hard Rock or Classical? Favorite Band or Artist?
Heh. Country. 🙂 And I love Dierks Bentley (I got to see him in concert last August and I nearly swooned to death) and Sam Hunt.
6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go?
I would LOVE to go to Italy. Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Venice, Milan…I’ve been to Australia twice now, and before that was my bucket list locale. So now I want to see more of Europe.
7. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)?
I weekly view some shows, but I’m a BIG binge watcher. Most recently Supernatural and Gilmore Girls (LOVE)
8. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )?
I have to go with the Edge Books by Megan Crane (which I recommended above too). It is SUCH an interesting world, and I’d love to see it on the big screen.
Thanks again for hanging out! Time for another Latte 🙂 Happy Reading Dear Readers.
Happy Writing Maisey!
Here is a quick teaser for One Night Charmer that releases tomorrow.
Copper Ridge, Oregon’s favorite bachelor is about to meet his match
If the devil wore flannel, he’d look like Ace Thompson. He’s gruff. Opinionated. Infernally hot. The last person that Sierra West wants to ask for a bartending job—not that she has a choice. Ever since discovering that her “perfect” family is built on a lie, Sierra has been determined to make it on her own. Resisting her new boss should be easy when they’re always bickering. Until one night, the squabbling stops…and something far more dangerous takes over.
Ace has a personal policy against messing around with staff—or with spoiled rich girls. But there’s a steel backbone beneath Sierra’s silver-spoon upbringing. She’s tougher than he thought, and so much more tempting. Enough to make him want to break all his rules, even if it means risking his heart…
** synopsis provided by the author**
Head over to Amazon here and check it out – One Night Charmer: Hometown Heartbreaker Bonus (Copper Ridge Novels)
To find out who wins the 2016 RITA in each category head over to Romance Writers of America on July 16 at 8PM PT. Winners will be announced and be sure to follow #RITAGH and #RWA16 for all the news that night!
Good Luck to all!
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.
In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.